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I love that you can photograph portraits here in Charleston year round! The light is a little different in the winter and of course not as many leaves are on the trees, but the landscapes are just as beautiful and the weather is comfortable. I had the pleasure to photograph Mary and Robert's engagement session at the beautiful Middleton Place. I am very excited to work with them again at their wedding this fall also at Middleton Place!

charleston engagement photography

In 2022 I will be photographing all the cover and feature families for Dunes West Magazine. My favorite part about being an editorial photographer is meeting people and helping tell their story through photographs. However it doesn't have to be for a publication for me to photograph your family in this way. Ask me about my editorial style photo shoots.

We relocated from Bainbridge Island, WA to Mount Pleasant, SC this past June. And the question I get asked most is why? I wish I could give one good answer, but to be honest there were so many reasons that lead us here. Now that it's been six months and its grey season in the Pacific North West, the easy response would be the weather! And for sure that was one big one. I also love the lowcountry landscapes including sandy beaches and wetlands. The sound of crickets at night! Also the past year and half taught us that we wanted to be closer to our family. I could go on and on about why we moved. And certainly we miss some things that are so special and unique about Bainbridge Island. But we are ultimately so happy to be here and have settled into the coastal South Carolina life style.

Soon after relocating I realized that I wanted to branch out with my photography and try to add something new. I've noticed that just about every time I go into a doctor's office there is often a blank wall or uninspiring art work hanging. Often times I end up staring at whatever they have up or worse at the intimidating medical equipment and feel drained. So I started wondering if the doctors office gave people something calming and pleasant to look at would that ease my anxiety about being there. Turns out there is much research that says this is true! So I started The Calming Image to provide relaxing landscape art on vibrant antimicrobial aluminum prints.

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